Sources of scientific information
This chapter is about scientific information. Information is present in many formsbooks, periodicals, computer databases and videos-and the amount is increasing all the time. Before you can use information effectively, there are a number of things to consider. The different types of scientific information which are available, their uses, limitations
and how to locate them. How libraries store, classify and catalogue their scientific stock. The ability to search
out information quickly saves time and speeds up a study schedule. How to identify particular information needs. If you have an essay to write, a project
to plan, or wish to revise a topic, how do you decide which are the best information sources to use?